I spoke with Andrea from smart center La Vista today.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I spoke with Andrea from smart center La Vista today.
Monday, March 30, 2009
- 8.8 feet long, 5.1 feet side and 5.1 feet tall
- the smart safety system has a tridion safety cell, made from reinforced steel similar to a racecar roll cage
- the vehicle has four airbags
- esp and abs as standard
- over 1,000,000 smart vehicles have been sold in 36 other countries throughout the world
- 70 hp, 3 cylinder, 1 liter gasoline powered engine
- 2009 EPA MPG rating of 33 city/41 highway
- top speed 90 mph
- 2008 smart fortwo coupe received the highest
- front and side crashworthiness ratings from the Insurance Institute for HIghway Safety
Sunday, March 29, 2009
This has been a weekend for reflection. I was in a car from Cincinnati to Geneva Iowa, riding as a passenger. Plenty of time to think and reflect.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
This week I had a terrible experience. Someone I love turned on me. We haven't talked in a long time, and that's not so unusual as you get older. I've asked for pictures and attempted communication on facebook - but had no response. Finally I had to relay a message that was not pleasant. And frankly, I relayed it badly. And by voicemail. I did call back and speak to her husband and apologize and let them know I really didn't mean to be so rude in the delivery.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Monday I talked about JC Penney sponsoring my outfit for SOBCon 2009.
I'm always looking for people who want to earn additional revenue. I particularly like smart people.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Today I've put together the posts about blogging I've written for my 100 series into one spot. If you aren't blogging, this is a good place to start reading to see if you want to! If you are blogging, I would love to see your comments.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Over the last 30 days I've written several posts on how to twitter, twitter results and just plain twitter info. I have compiled them here in one post - objective: make it easy!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
SOBCon is just around the corner! May 1, 2 and 3. In this post I'll give highlights of the conference and what I'm doing in preparing for the event. This is a continuation of my post for 2/27/09 http://debworks.blogspot.com/2009/02/sobcon-action-points.html
Friday Topics are:
Trust Agents with Chris Brogan and Julien Smith the men who wrote the book on trust in building community and participation in a 21st century business.
Internet Content and Online Assets by founder of Copyblogger and teaching sells.
The Business and the Blog Denise Wakeman and Chris Cree discuss what to do, know and expect from a blog based business.
Essentials of a Business Blog by Stephen Smith and Michael Martine run down key parts and uses of great business blogs.
The Back Office by Saul Colt and Terry Starbucker who offer the tools and strategies for keeping administration on track.
Accessibility Markets by Glenda Watson Hyatt, Karen Putz and Stephen Hobsonwho explain how to tailor your webmarket to meet a specific market.
Preparation: explore these bloggers and see what it is they have done to monetize their blogs. Are they business blogs? What kind of content do they provide? What kind of business will/am I doing that speaks to a business blog?
Saturday is a day filled with workshops. It's called Models and Masterminds. Presenters discuss one aspect of the ROI of Relationships in Social Media Business. Each presenter offers a model or an actionable strategy. Attendees working in teams of five or six people immediately discuss and apply the model to their business.
Presenters and topics are:
Terry Starbucker on SOBCon and Entrepreneurship
Kali Evans-Raoul on Being Seen, Heard and Understood – Transparency and Visibility as Connectors in Business
Lauren Freeman on e-Commerce Strategies
Brian Solis on Communication Networks and Competition on the Social Sphere
KD Paine on The ROI of Relationships in Social Media
Liz Strauss on Negotiating Relationships: Growth Strategy Communications
Preparation: Frankly, I just want to be open to this day and go with the flow. I will be working at a time with 5 or 6 people masterminding each presentation and seeing how it applies to me.
Sunday is where attendees get the chance to “meet the challenge” and show corporate sponsors how social media can connect their product with their customers. We’re offering sponsors a small window to bring a product or problem to the attendee audience to work on.
The corporate sponsors this year (so far) are WalMart, Blog Catalog, IttyBiz, Beam Global Spirits and Wine, BuzzCorps, Summit Executive Center.
Preparation: This is exciting! I will be able to look at my sponsorship and see how I can lay this onto what it is my sponsors are looking for. I will be meeting with Pat Palmer The Computer Guy, Board members of the Franklin County Historical Society, Judy Wrolson from Cornerstone Cottage, Vern and Judy Harper from Townsend Winery. I am looking for a few more sponsors at $200 each – could that be you?
What are you doing to prepare for your next convention?
picture of orb from last SOBCon courtesy of cmcbrown
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I just read an email that says I need to ask the universe for the things I want. Sounded good to me. So I'm asking for the following items. I'm even telling you why I need them!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Just what is it I do?
I'm a Regional Marketing Executive for my company. I am expanding my team in other areas. Our team is the fastest growing team in the company. We teach others how to bring in additional revenue, around what you currently do. Here's a great description of what I'm looking for.
The Regional Marketing Executive (RME) acts as the primary field representative to markets and customers in their chosen territory.
1. Present company products and services to current and potential customers.
2. Enroll consumers per terms of the program.
3. Adhere to daily and weekly meeting schedules in a timely manner.
4. Follow up with enrolled consumers and meet assigned deadlines.
5. Develop and achieve short and long term goals for the Company’s products in their chosen territories and markets.
6. Attend conventions as required to be trained by the company.
7. Work with other field managers from other territories within the company in a team environment to achieve maximum results for the Company as a whole.
8. Be aware of and participate in any local associations that may contribute to the community awareness of the brand and produce enrollment opportunities.
• Ability to be trained as management with emphasis on profitable growth.
• Computer skills; use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email.
• Highly self-motivated and goal oriented. Able to work independently.
• Excellent time management skills
• Strong presentation and inter-personal skills
Commission plus bonus pay structure.
You will be trained to become an independent marketing executive. This is a 1099 business opportunity. It is not for everyone. We require you to listen to/view a live business overview that will take 45 minutes of your time. At that point, your interview will begin and we can determine if this is a match for both of us.
So who do you know that could use additional income?
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Tabetha Gedeon has a group writing project. I like these projects. They help hone your skills, introduce you to other bloggers/writers and get you thinking outside of the box. Any good blog needs to think outside the box once and awhile.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Back to blogging.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
I had a meeting at Hardees. We (I) chose Hardees because they have free wifi.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Let's talk about referrals.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Today is the day - let's begin your blog.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I know I said we'd write a blog post today.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Have you decided on a name for your blog? Go to www.godaddy.com and do a domain name search. You can pay for a domain name - it's about $9.99. Don't order anything else with it - you only want the name. .com extensions are still the most popular and I recommend you stick with that.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Are you thinking about writing a blog? Think hard about what your personal brand is first. Chris Brogan says, "The first secret trick about personal branding is that first, you have to be known for something."
Friday, March 6, 2009
It's very easy to be out of balance in your business. In life - we are often also out of balance.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Yesterday you got started on twitter. Today we're going to explore twitter just a little further and try a few fun tools.